Savage Suit Against CAIR

Michael Savage has taking the next step in the war against Terror Support Group CAIR. They have taken his broadcast and butchered it by taking segments to make him look Anti-Muslim. In the creation of their own clip, they have removed the context in which it was originally intended and used this to blackmail advertisers into dropping ads normally run on his shows time…

Savage contends the use of his broadcast is in violation of his copyrights. I think Libel and Slander should be added to the suit myself as that is the goal of CAIRs little mockary…

Additionally Savage should go after their infringement of his First Amendment Rights. Their attack on him is in violation of the First Amendment and they are using this to Financially harm him.

In addition the advertisers need to step up and renounce CAIR. They should also consider lawsuits against CAIR for their blackmail and intimidation tactics of threatingt loss of business if they continued to air ads on Savages time blocks…

CAIR is not a human rights group. Our government refuses to prosecute this terror supporting group, see any article on the Holy Land Foundation and read up on CAIR. See what they really are. See their support for the the Fireworks kids etc…

If CAIR  gets away with this one, then there is not much hope for America. The next step for CAIR will to be prosecution of any Non-Muslims because Muslims are offended by them… We will all have to Convert to Satisfy CAIR.

SAN FRANCISCO —  A conservative radio talk show host sued an Islamic civil rights group on Monday for copyright infringement over the organization’s use of a portion of his show in which he called the Koran a “book of hate.”

Michael Savage said the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, violated his rights by wrongfully using a 4-minute segment of his Oct. 29 “The Savage Nation” show in a letter-writing campaign directed against talk radio advertisers. Audio from the show remained on CAIR’s Web site Monday.

In the broadcast, Savage called the Muslim holy book “a throwback document” and a “book of hate.”

“What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate,” Savage said during the portion of the broadcast highlighted by CAIR. “Don’t tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation.”

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Savage said he was talking about Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his dangerous and violent brand of Islamic extremism, not about the religion in general.

Savage said he strongly supports freedom of speech, but “it’s another thing to take away a man’s millstone and try to put him out of business.” /**/

A CAIR spokeswoman, who said the audio was not a four-minute segment, but a series of clips separated by beeps, called the suit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, “bizarre, sloppy and baseless.”

“We expect to prevail based on the facts, the law and the Constitution,” Amina Rubin said.

The group’s “repackaging” of Savage’s comments was “deliberately designed to obscure the specific message conveyed by Michael Savage,” according to the suit. “The actual message, while highly provocative and strongly worded, was not intended as an attack on people of faith.”

CAIR claims advertisers have stopped airing or refuse to air commercials during Savage’s show.

Bill Crawford, a spokesman for Talk Radio Network, which syndicates the Savage show, said “there have been advertisers who’ve canceled Michael’s show because of the CAIR situation.” He refused to identify the companies or reveal the amount of lost revenue. Savage said he’s lost at least $1 million in revenue.

The suit alleges CAIR is not a civil rights group, but a political organization funded by foreigners with ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. CAIR denies those claims, saying it opposes terrorism and religious extremism.

Gillian Gibbons – Fuzzy Wuzzy Muhammad Teacher Pardoned

After intense political pressure the Sudanese Government has decided to pardon Gibbons. TThis is stunning news that I was not expecting, but welcome highly. Many western Muslims have insisted that Gibbons should not have been arrested in the first place.

Now the government will need to control any backlash from the protestors they let march for her death. Hopefully the Sudanese governments ploy to let the people get their anger out through the protests will be enough and riots will be avoided.

Many thanks from the world to Lord Nazir Ahmed and Baroness Sayeeda Arsi, as without their visit and diplomatic discussions, this surely would not have come to fruition.

KHARTOUM, Sudan —  Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday agreed to pardon a British teacher jailed here after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad — putting an end to a case that has outraged Britons and Muslims around the world.

The teacher, Gillian Gibbons, said she did not intend to offend anyone and had great respect for Islam. Officials with al-Bashir’s office said she would be released later Monday.

“The president has told us he has already signed the papers for her pardon,” Lord Nazir Ahmed told reporters after a meeting with al-Bashir at his presidential palace. He and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a fellow Muslim representative from Britain’s House of Lords, had been meeting with al-Bashir to plea for Gibbons’ pardon.

Sudanese presidential spokesman Mahzoub Faidul told The Associated Press that Gibbons would “be released today and will fly back to England today.” However, Travel agents in Sudan said the earliest European-bound flights would not leave Khartoum until the early hours on Tuesday.

British embassy spokesman Omar Daair said “arrangements for her release are being made,” but he would not more provide more details for security reasons.

In a written statement released by the presidential palace and read by Warsi to reporters, 54-year-old Gibbons said she was sorry if she caused any “distress.”

“I have a great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend anyone,” Gibbons, who was convicted on Thursday, said in the statement.

“I am looking forward to seeing my family and friends, but I am very sorry that I will be unable to return to Sudan,” the statement read.

In Britain, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was delighted by news.

“Common sense has prevailed,” Brown said in a statement released by his office.

Gibbons was sentenced on Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation for insulting Islam because she allowed her students to name a class teddy bear Muhammad, seen as a reference to Islam’s most revered figure, the Prophet Muhammad.

The teacher’s conviction under Sudan’s Islamic Sharia law shocked Britons, and the British government has said it was working with Sudan’s regime to win her release.

Gibbons escaped harsher punishment that could have included up to 40 lashes, six months in prison and a fine. Her time in jail since her arrest last Sunday counts toward the sentence.

During her trial, the weeping teacher said she had intended no harm. Her students, overwhelmingly Muslim, chose the name for the bear, and Muhammad is one of the most common names for men in the Arab world. Muslim scholars generally agree that intent is a key factor in determining if someone has violated Islamic rules against insulting the prophet.

But the case was caught up in the ideology that al-Bashir’s Islamic regime has long instilled in Sudan, a mix of anti-colonialism, religious fundamentalism and a sense that the West is besieging Islam.

The case sparked harsh criticism from many Muslims in the West who said she should have never been arrested. On Monday, Inayat Bunglawala, a spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, welcomed the news of her pardon.

“It will be wonderful to see her back in the U.K. I am sure she will be welcomed by both Muslims and non-Muslims after her quite terrible ordeal at the hands of the Sudanese authorities,” Bunglawala said.

There were also concerns for Gibbons’ safety after thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and swords and beating drums, burned pictures of her and demanded her execution during a rally in the capital Khartoum on Friday.

She was moved from the Omdurman women’s prison to a secret location on Friday after the angry demonstrations against her, her lawyer said.

There was no overt sign that the government organized the protest, but such a rally could not have taken place without at least official assent.

CAIR Orders OfficeMax To Stop Advertising on Michael Savage’s Show

ACT has published a piece calling on Americans to apply an equal amount of pressure of OfficeMax for their pulling of ads from Michael Savage’s show based on CAIR’s threats

When will American’s stop letting CAIR determine what we can and cannot hear. These guys are criminals who are financing terror around the world. Let’s put a stop to them.

Do your part and contact Officemax and stop doing business with them until they get their heads out of their asses…

See the end of the post for contact information:

ACT in WND article on CAIR and Michael Savage law suit

comment by Jerry Gordonmichaelsavage-cover.jpgWorldNetDaily has this important article chronicling the track record of CAIR officials in fronting terrorist funding and the current law suit filed by talk radio host Michael Savage of “Savage Nation” for violation of his and our first amendment rights. CAIR is playing it dumb when questioned about the legal matter. ACT is not, and that is a point that this WorldNetArticle is making by the email alert we sent out to tens of thousands of members about the OfficeMax advertising ‘blacklist’ of the Michael savage by CAIR.This message should be familiar to many of you valued ACT members:

That prompted the group ACT for America to launch an alert suggesting people call OfficeMax to encourage the company to reverse its decision.

“Call the OfficeMax office headquarters … and when you get an operator, in a polite but firm manner, tell the operator you have heard about the company’s decision to stop advertising on the Michael Savage program because of the pressure from CAIR. Tell them you will no longer shop at OfficeMax until OfficeMax reverses this ill-advised decision,” the advisory said.

“If CAIR can succeed in this effort to silence Michael Savage, consider the chilling effect this will have on every talk radio host in America,” wrote American Congress for Truth founder Brigitte Gabriel in the alert.

Bravo to Joseph Farah of WND and brava to colleague Brigitte Gabriel. ACT is having an impact out there in the current battle to bring truth about what CAIR is all about. Our good friend Michael Savage has noted that on his national talk radio program several times. Thanks, Michael, you are the best in the fight against IslamoNazism.

 

CAIR: Civil rights advocates or radical Islamists?
Muslim lobby group has troubling record of terror arrests

WorldNetDaily, December 1, 2007

© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, says its aim is “to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”

Maybe so, but federal prosecutors have also named the group an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas, several of CAIR’s leaders have been convicted on terror charges since 9/11, and one of its founders has reportedly declared that America should be governed by Islamic sharia law.

Adding to the controversy over the high-profile lobby group, CAIR is now being sued by radio talk show host Michael Savage over CAIR’s attacks on him and what he says constitute illegal use of his broadcasts.

The lawsuit alleges CAIR is a “political vehicle of international terrorism” that seeks to do “material harm to those voices who speak against the violent agenda of CAIR’s clients.” Filed in U.S. District Court in California, the suit seeks damages equal to the ongoing donations from CAIR supporters “who expect CAIR to act in this manner in exchange for continuing financial support” as well as “actual damages according to proof.”

The focal point of the lawsuit is a series of audio clips CAIR has been using in its promotions and fundraisings.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for CAIR, told WND the group would not comment on the action until the document had been reviewed.

Although the news media generally have portrayed CAIR as a legitimate civil rights group, the organization has had a hard time maintaining its squeaky clean image.

FBI agents arrest CAIR Texas founder Ghassan Elashi and brothers in 2002.

For instance, as WND has reported, Ghassan Elashi, a board member of CAIR’s Texas chapter, was convicted in 2005 of channeling funds to a high-ranking official of Hamas – which the U.S. government officially designates a terrorist organization.

As WND reported in October 2006, Elashi was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for financial ties to a high-ranking Hamas terrorist and for making illegal computer exports to countries that back terrorism.

Other CAIR figures convicted since 9-11 are Randall Todd “Ismail” Royer, a former communications specialist and civil rights coordinator, and Bassem Khafagi, former director of community relations.

Royer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges he trained in Virginia for holy war against the United States and sent several members to Pakistan to join Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Kashmiri terrorist group with reported ties to al-Qaida.

In a plea bargain, Royer claimed he never intended to hurt anyone but admitted he organized the holy warriors after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.

After his arrest, Royer sought legal counsel from Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen, who said after 9-11 he would consider serving as a defense lawyer for Osama bin Laden if the al-Qaida leader were captured.

Khafagi was arrested in January 2003 while serving with CAIR and convicted on fraud and terrorism charges.

Current CAIR leaders also have made statements in support of Hamas and the domination of the U.S. by Islam.

As WorldNetDaily reported, CAIR’s chairman of the board, Omar Ahmad, was cited by a California newspaper in 1998 declaring the Quran should be America’s highest authority.

He also was reported to have said Islam is not in America to be equal to any other religion but to be dominant.

Just this past June, CAIR itself was named, along with two other prominent U.S. Islamic groups, as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in a plot to fund Hamas. Federal prosecutors also cited the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust as participants in a plot with five officials of the defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

CAIR is a spinoff of the defunct Islamic Association for Palestine, launched by Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook and former university professor Sami al-Arian, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to provide services to Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

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Last March, the House Republican Conference urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel an event hosted on Capitol Hill by CAIR, calling the group “terrorist apologists.”

And the group’s regular meetings with the Justice Department and FBI have prompted complaints from case agents, who say the bureau rarely can make a move in the Muslim community without first consulting with CAIR, which sits on its advisory board.

CAIR has even conducted “sensitivity” and cultural training with federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and with the military. In June of last year, a senior Department of Homeland Security official from Washington guided CAIR officials on a behind-the-scenes tour of Customs screening operations at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in response to CAIR complaints that Muslim travelers were being unfairly delayed as they entered the U.S. from abroad.

Last year, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., withdrew an award she gave to a local CAIR official, saying she was concerned about some statements by CAIR leaders.

Savage’s lawsuit follows a CAIR campaign to influence advertisers to abandon the popular talker’s program. CAIR’s recent announcement said OfficeMax, a leading office products retailer, had joined “a growing list of companies” withdrawing advertising from Savage’s program because of his opinions regarding Islam.

That prompted the group ACT for America to launch an alert suggesting people call OfficeMax to encourage the company to reverse its decision.

“Call the OfficeMax office headquarters … and when you get an operator, in a polite but firm manner, tell the operator you have heard about the company’s decision to stop advertising on the Michael Savage program because of the pressure from CAIR. Tell them you will no longer shop at OfficeMax until OfficeMax reverses this ill-advised decision,” the advisory said.

“If CAIR can succeed in this effort to silence Michael Savage, consider the chilling effect this will have on every talk radio host in America,” wrote American Congress for Truth founder Brigitte Gabriel in the alert.

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Gabrial Vs. Vickers

More imporant than Atlas’ first note, is that Vickers claims NOT A SINGLE muslim in the US supports or condones the calling for death of Gillian Gibbons… He can speak for millions of Muslims in the US. Anyone remember the muslims in Paterson, NJ celebrating after 9/11. I do. I lived less than 2 miles from where they were. I suggest listening to the whole broadcast and pay close attention to what Vickers is saying…

 

Note the first Islamic lie — 7 million Muslims in America (more like 2 million).
Again the meme, only a tiny number of extremists — hundreds of million is a fraction of 1.3 billion but its a lot of jihad.

Atlas reader x_dhimmi was great enough to capture this vidclip for anyone who missed the wondrous Brigitte Gabriel take on an Islamist :

Brigitte debated Eric Vickers of the American Muslim Council on Sudan
islamists calling for the death of Gillian Gibbons, the Brit teacher
jailed for allowing her 2nd Grade students to name a teddy bear
Muhammed.

BTW, if you missed my radio show with Brigitte, listen here. IMAO, It’s my best and certainly my favorite. She is so my girl, And get involved.

Chavez To Censor Any Opposition To His Dictatoral Vote – Update

Hugo Chavez, during a staged rally, has declared a media censorship of any media that sheds a negative light on his staged referendum vote to give him absolute power over Venezuela…

In addition, if the US government should question the validity of the vote or suggest fraudulant activity, then he plans on cutting off oil exports to the US.

I guess he thinks China will pickup the slack for his economy.

Currently Chavez’s funding comes from the massive oil exports and their overinflated prices. If those oil sales should drop he stands to loose the majority of 90% of Venezuela’s export profit.

As far as I am concerned we should stop letting his oil flow in the US, that would practically cripple the POS. We are still a large buyer of his oil products and are contributing to his power grab daily.

CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) — President Hugo Chavez on Friday wrapped up his campaign to push through broad constitutional changes with a broadside attack against adversaries at home and abroad — including a threat to cut off oil exports to the United States.

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Supporters of President Hugo Chavez rally Friday in Caracas, Venezuela.

Chavez told a crowd gathered in the center of Caracas that if the referendum was approved and the result was questioned — “if the ‘yes’ vote wins on Sunday and the Venezuelan oligarchy, playing the [U.S.] empire’s game, comes with their little stories of fraud” — then he would order oil shipments to the United States halted Monday.

Chavez spoke after tens of thousands, brought on buses from throughout the country, marched down the capital’s principal boulevard to rally support for Sunday’s referendum, which would free Chavez from term-limit restrictions and move the country toward institutionalized socialism.

Friday’s rally acted as a counterpoint to an opposition march down the same streets Thursday that brought out tens of thousands who fear the 69 constitutional changes would serve to undermine basic democratic freedoms.

Chavez, 53, warmed the crowd up by serenading them with holiday “gaitas” and other traditional songs before turning his attention to a litany of enemies and perceived enemies: internal critics, the United States, Spain’s King Juan Carlos, Colombia’s President Alvaro Uribe and domestic and international media.

“We’re not really confronting those peons of imperialism,” Chavez said, alluding to his Venezuelan opponents. “Our true enemy is called the North American empire, and … we’re going to give another knockout to Bush.”

He renewed his harsh criticisms of Juan Carlos and Uribe, with whom he has had recent high-profile disputes, and threatened to take independent Venezuela television network Globovision off the air if it broadcast partial results during the voting. He also threatened to take action against international networks, accusing CNN in particular of overstating the strength of the opposition’s numbers.

“If any international channel comes here to take part in an operation from the imperialist against Venezuela, your reporters will be thrown out of the country, they will not be able to work here,” Chavez said. “People at CNN, listen carefully: This is just a warning.”

At stake in Sunday’s vote is whether the leftist leader should have full authority over the now autonomous Central Bank and with it the nation’s economic policy, changes Chavez has said he needs to move the economy further toward socialism.

The most controversial amendment would do away with term limits, allowing Chavez, who has served almost eight years in power, to hold his post indefinitely as long as he is re-elected.

Chavez, a former paratrooper, said the majority of the country’s 26 million people back him. He has garnered overwhelming support from the country’s poorer neighborhoods, who have benefited from his policies — paid for by skyrocketing oil prices. Oil accounts for roughly 90 percent of the country’s export earnings, according to the CIA World Factbook.

Despite the animosity that Chavez routinely aims at the United States, the two countries remain closely tied economically — the United States is Venezuela’s biggest oil customer and one of the few countries that can refine its low-quality crude. Venezuela accounts for up to 15 percent of U.S. crude imports.

UPDATE: 

Michelle Malkin adds in a story about Raul Baduel, former defense minister for Chavez. This is quite interesting, it shows those serving under Chavez may not be able to speak out, but they oppose his political agenda…

Also as Cruz notes below, 60% of his overpriced oil goes to the US. Let’s stop the imports from him. His economy will crumble in months… All of this overspending to get votes is financed my his oil income. Take that away. Embargos anyone…

Eye on Venezuela

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 1, 2007 11:47 AM

Every so often, the truth about leftist ideology penetrates the pages of the New York Times. Today, a former Chavismo explains why he parted with Hugo Chavez and exposes the dangers of the Orwellian “reforms” on the ballot this weekend. Raul Baduel writes:

Hugo Chávez and I worked together for many years. I supported him through thick and thin, serving as his defense minister. But now, having recently retired, I find myself with the moral and ethical obligation as a citizen to express my opposition to the changes to the Constitution that President Chávez and the National Assembly have presented for approval by the voters tomorrow.

The proposal, which would abolish presidential term limits and expand presidential powers, is nothing less than an attempt to establish a socialist state in Venezuela. As our Catholic bishops have already made clear, a socialist state is contrary to the beliefs of Simón Bolívar, the South American liberation hero, and it is also contrary to human nature and the Christian view of society, because it grants the state absolute control over the people it governs.

Venezuelan society faces a broad array of problems that have not been addressed in the eight years Mr. Chávez has been in office, even though the present Constitution offers ample room for any decent, honest government to do so. Inflation, threats to personal safety, a scarcity of basic supplies, a housing shortage and dismal education and health care are problems that will not be resolved by approving this so-called reform.

At Babalu Blog, Alberto de la Cruz notes the thug-oc-rat’s threat to cut off its oil supply to the U.S. He jibes: “With 60% of Venezuela’s oil production going to the US, the interminable mouth-flapper could ill afford to take such a financial hit. But threats such as these sure do make provocative headlines. Go ahead, monkey-boy; I double-dog dare you to cut your oil sales by 60%.”

Daniel at Venezuela News and Views has late-breaking developments and poll numbers.

Stay tuned.

Chavez Being Told To Shut Up at Home

The people of Venezuela are now telling Hugo Chavez to Shut Up with T-Shirts quoting Spain’s King Juan Carlos. I suspect Chavez will be laying the law down back in Venezuela, mabe have his goons shoot some more protesters…

MADRID, Spain  —  Many Spaniards were so amused when their king told Venezuela’s president to “shut up” they want to hear the words every time their phone rings.

About half a million people have downloaded a mobile phone ringtone featuring the phrase “Por que no te callas?” or “Why don’t you shut up?” leading Madrid daily El Pais reported on its Web site Monday.

• Click here to watch a YouTube clip of the exchange (with English subtitles).

That’s what King Juan Carlos told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a heated confrontation at a summit in Chile last week.

The ringtone is thought to have generated around $2.2 million for the companies selling it, El Pais said.

T-shirts and mugs featuring the words are also becoming a profitable business, and videos of the confrontation have been a hit on the YouTube Web site.

Chavez’s opponents in Venezuela are no less obsessed.

Pirated copies of the quote have been popping up in the South American country.

In Venezuela, T-shirts with the slogan in Spanish have the “NO” in uppercase — a call for voting against constitutional reforms that would significantly expand Chavez’s power.

The Venezuelan leader says the changes would empower neighborhood-based assemblies and advance the country’s transition to socialism.

“The king said what Venezuelans have wanted to say to Chavez’s face for a long time,” said Jenny Romero, 21, a student sporting one of the T-shirts in Caracas. “I’m wearing this T-shirt to protest everything bad that has happened in the country.”

The spat last week began when Chavez repeatedly called former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar a “fascist.”

Spain’s current prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, asked Chavez to be more diplomatic and show respect for other leaders.

As Chavez repeatedly tried to interrupt, King Juan Carlos leaned forward and said: “Why don’t you shut up?”

The Savage CAIR

CAIR is going after Michael Savage after a rant on his show they are calling bigotry…

CAIR Targets Another Conservative Talk Show Host
By Susan Jones
CNSNews.com Senior Editor
November 09, 2007

(CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is pressing advertisers to withdraw their sponsorship of Michael Savage’s nationally syndicated radio program because of Savage’s alleged “anti-Muslim bigotry.”

Savage, on his Web site, is fighting back, urging his listeners to protect freedom of speech: “Email your representative; investigate CAIR for manipulating the U.S. media,” his Web site says.

On Nov. 1, CAIR urged “radio listeners of all faiths” to contact companies that advertise on “The Savage Nation” to complain about an “anti-Muslim tirade” on Savage’s Oct. 29 program. (CAIR periodically issues “incitement alerts,” urging its members to contact various media outlets to express their concerns about “Islamophobic attitudes.”)

CAIR was particularly disturbed by Savage’s “shouted anti-Muslim attacks,” which it quoted as follows:

I’m not gonna put my wife in a hijab. And I’m not gonna put my daughter in a burqa. And I’m not getting’ on my all-fours and braying to Mecca. And you could drop dead if you don’t like it. You can shove it up your pipe. I don’t wanna hear anymore about Islam. I don’t wanna hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I’m sick of you.

What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate. Don’t tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation. I don’t need reeducation. Deportation, not reeducation. You can take C-A-I-R and throw ’em out of my country. I’d raise the American flag and I’d get out my trumpet if you did it. Without due process. You can take your due process and shove it.

What sane nation that worships the U.S. Constitution, which is the greatest document of freedom ever written, would bring in people who worship a book that tells them the exact opposite. Make no mistake about it, the Quran is not a document of freedom. The Quran is a document of slavery and chattel. It teaches you that you are a slave.

CAIR also complained that Savage has a “long history of rhetorical attacks on Muslims and other minorities.”

Explosive and unafraid

Savage’s own Web site describes him as “explosive conservative radio talk show host” who “continues to dominate the airwaves with his brash commentary and unapologetic solutions…Savage is harder hitting than other conservatives…a media icon who is unafraid to take on the establishment.”

“…In show, books and speeches, Michael Savage electrifies and galvanizes his audiences. If you’re looking for someone with an opinion — who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is — he’s your man.”

On Nov. 2, CAIR’s Minnesota chapter announced that three companies in that state had agreed to pull their advertisements from “The Savage Nation.”

And on Thursday, CAIR thanked Citrix Systems, Inc., for agreeing to drop its advertisements from Savage’s nationally syndicated program. “We appreciate Citrix’s principled action to disassociate itself from Michael Savage’s hate-filled rhetoric,” said CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin in a news release on Thursday.

“We urge other local and national companies running ads on Savage’s program to follow Citrix’s example in support of religious tolerance.”

What about free speech?

“Free speech is a precious right that we fully support and strive to protect,” Rubin added. “We are not seeking to curb Mr. Savage’s freedom of speech, but to demonstrate that Americans and American companies will not tolerate hatred and bigotry.”

CAIR, which describes itself as America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, says its mission is to “enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.”

But conservative commentators who have been on the receiving end of CAIR’s anti-Islamaphobia campaigns disagree.

Radio talk show host Michael Graham, forced out of his job in the Washington, D.C., market for refusing to apologize for remarks that offended a Muslim group, landed a new job in Boston, Mass., last year.

CAIR, which pressed for Graham’s removal, said it received complaints from Muslim listeners who heard Graham say, “Islam is a terrorist organization,” “Islam is at war with America,” “The problem is not extremism. The problem is Islam,” and “We are at war with a terrorist organization named Islam.”

Graham was suspended from his job at ABC-owned WMAL in Washington on July 29, 2005, after he refused a management request to apologize for practicing what CAIR called “hate radio.”

“When CAIR is able to quell dissent and label every critic a ‘bigot,’ the chilling effect is felt far beyond ABC Radio and 630 WMAL,” Graham said at the time.

On Thursday, CAIR said radio host Michael Savage has “stepped up his attacks on Islam and Muslims in response to CAIR’s advertiser campaign.”

Mass Media “Snow”ed In

Tony Snow blasts the media for obvious bias during his acceptance of Freedom of Speech Award

The transcription is in PDF format with copy/paste functionality disabled, so for now, until I can find a different source, here is the link

Media “Snow”ed In

Islamification Infiltrates Houston Schools

Atlas Shrugs brings to us a poingant smelling piece from Texas, hey isn’t that the same place the Holyland Foundation Trials are being held? Islamification has reared it’s nasty head in the public school system. Now what I find amazing is that political correctness has taken a back seat this time, why because it is Islam (Religion) being taught in a Public School. Now that this been Christianity or Judism, then there would be law suites, riots and possibly even the excommunication of those that allowed such religion to be mixed with the state.

Remember those liberals who insist that there be a separation fo church from state, and that includes schools and prayers.

Those that feel creationism is not a viable study at school, somehow find teaching of Mohammad is relevant to middle school education. Wait maybe this is the diversity side of it…

Well surprise surpise, they have name even made a sigh at this one… Now this goes beyond just religious teaching, it is teaching Jihad. Yes that is right folks, your good ol school taxes are funding Jihad teachings in US Public Schools…

This borders on child abuse as far as I am concerned, yes child abuse does include mental assults… What’s next, HTV – Hamas TV coming to a school near you…

Where is the ACLU when you need them, oh yeah defending some non American’s rights…

“Houston, We Have a Problem”

Tainted teachings.  A deadly trend.

Too much time on teachings of Islam? Amanda Dyer, LODI News hat tip Bud
Parents say seventh-grade textbook at Houston Elementary inappropriate

The parents of children at Houston Elementary School plan to complain to the school board about concerns they have with a seventh-grade history textbook, which they feel pays an undue amount of attention to the teachings of Islam.

When Jim Self asked his son last week what he was learning in school, he was surprised to hear his 12-year-old boy say that he was learning about the Prophet Muhammad.

And his favorite 6 year old wife Aisha? Or the Pro Moe’s happy thoughts for the day like,“I have ordered you to kill them” 

That night Jim Self and his wife, Korina, flipped through their son’s textbook, “History Alive!: The Medieval World and Beyond,” and found at least three chapters dedicated to the Islamic faith, including an entire chapter dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad.

A chapter on the pro moe, propeller beanie be upon him?

Since then, the couple has started a campaign to remove the textbook from their child’s classroom. The book is used in classrooms throughout the district.

“I don’t think we would have an issue about it if (it wasn’t so) in-depth,” said Jim Self, who fought in Iraq as a Marine from 2003 to 2004.

Among the Selfs’ concerns about the textbook is its definition of the word “jihad,” which is described in the book as “the human struggle to overcome difficulties and do things that would be pleasing to God.”

I smell Sauduction. Saudi money is everywhere.

The Selfs said the textbook mentioned Jesus only twice, and other major religions were only given a paragraph of explanation.

One of the Selfs’ biggest concerns, though, is that such detailed explanation of Islam is a violation of the separation of church and state.

“If he was in college and he was studying world religions, fine,” Jim Self said.

The Selfs, who are Christians, worry that their reaction to the textbook will cause people to label them as religious “wackos.”

“We’re just regular people,” Jim Self said.

I’ll say. You are heros Jim.

Parents in Arizona requested that the same textbook, which was being used on a trial basis, be pulled from classrooms in Scottsdale Unified School District because they felt the book contained Islamic propaganda, according to an article in the East Valley Tribune newspaper.

Read this and weep. Betrayed by the left.  Again.

Flag Folding Recital Banned – More Islamification? – Updated

The actual complaint has not been released, however it stinks of the ACLU, CAIR and Islamification. I urge all Americans to protest this and contact your Senators, Representatives and local/state officials…

Flag-folding recitations for vets banned because of religious content

RIVERSIDE,California – Complaints about religious content have led to a ban on flag-folding recitations by Veterans Administration employees and volunteers at all 125 national cemeteries. It all started because of one complaint about the ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery in California.

During thousands of military burials, the volunteers have folded the American flag 13 times and recited the significance of every fold to survivors. For example, the 12th fold glorifies “God the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost.”

The complaint revolved around the narration in the 11th fold, which celebrates Jewish war veterans and “glorifies the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.”

The National Cemetery Administration decided to ban the entire recital at all national cemeteries. Details of the complaint weren’t disclosed.

Administration spokesman Mike Nacincik said the new policy outlined in a Sept. 27 memorandum is aimed at creating uniform services throughout the military graveyard system. He said the 13-fold recital is not part of the U.S. Flag Code and is not government-approved.

Veterans and honor detail volunteers, including Bobby Castillo, 85, and Rees Lloyd, 59, are furious. “That the actions of one disgruntled, whining, narcissistic and intolerant individual is preventing veterans from getting the honors they deserve is truly an outrage,” Lloyd said. “This is another attempt by secularist fanatics to cleanse any reference to God.”

World War II Navy veteran Castillo said it’s “a slap in the face to every veteran.”

“When we got back from the war, we didn’t ask for a whole lot,” Castillo said. “We just want to give our veterans the respect they deserve. No one has ever complained to us about it. I just don’t understand.”

Lloyd and Castillo are part of a 16-member detail that has performed military honors at more than 1,400 services. They were preparing to read the flag-folding remarks at the Riverside cemetery when graveyard staff members stopped them.

Charlie Waters, parliamentarian for the American Legion of California, said he’s advising memorial honor details to ignore the edict. “This is nuts,” Waters told the Riverside Press-Enterprise by telephone from Fresno. “There are 26 million veterans in this country, and they’re not going to take us all to prison.”

Nacincik said that though the flag-folding narrative includes references to God that the government does not endorse, the main reason for the new rules is uniformity. “We are looking at consistency,” Nacincik said. “We think that’s important.”

Rabbi Yitzhak Miller of Temple Beth El said he understands the ban. “It is a perfect example of government choosing to ignore religion in order to avoid offending some religions,” Miller said. “To me, ignoring religion in general is just as problematic as endorsing any one religion.”

A small group of lawmakers are trying to fight this disgraceful ban

A group of congressmen has asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to reconsider its ban on the flag-folding ceremony at military funerals after the agency decided last month to streamline burials at federal cemeteries.

“The flag folding recitation is a longstanding tradition which brings comfort to the living and honor to the deceased,” Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., writes in his letter Tuesday signed by 11 other congressmen. “The recitations accompanying each fold pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families, the nation they proudly serve, and the beliefs that they hold dear.”

Veterans Affairs made the new policy decision last month, after a complaint was filed about a service at Riverside National Cemetery in California.

At issue are secondary meanings attached to the folding of the flag. As the Memorial Honor Guard makes the 13 folds — traditionally representing the original colonies — they recite “the first fold of our flag is a symbol of life, the second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life, etc.”

A complaint about the recitation for the 11th fold — “in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” — garnered a complaint at the California cemetery, and according to reports, prompted the ban. /**/

In a Sept. 27 memo, the National Cemetery Administration halted the ceremony. It was an effort to create uniform services throughout the military graveyard system, spokesman Mike Nacincik said.

But it’s caused a furor among veterans. Members of the American Legion have been flooding national headquarters since the decision, according to Ramona Joyce, an organization spokeswoman.

“We definitely think is a matter left up to the families,” she said. “It’s a nice ceremony; we’ve been doing it for years. Our honor guards have been doing it.

“It’s respectful and it’s something the family should be able to choose to have done if they so wish for their veteran,” Joyce said.

Nacincik said the 13-fold recital is not part of the U.S. Flag Code and is not government-approved.

“That the actions of one disgruntled, whining, narcissistic and intolerant individual is preventing veterans from getting the honors they deserve is truly an outrage,” Rees Lloyd, 59, said. “This is another attempt by secularist fanatics to cleanse any reference to God.”

The 12th fold recitation is geared to Christians, saying the fold “represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost.”

In the Legion’s burning ceremony for the dignified disposal of unserviceable flags, a chaplain invokes the name of God with lines like “as they yield their substance to the fire, may your holy light spread over us and bring our hearts renewed devotion to God and country,” Joyce said.

World War II Navy veteran Bobby Castillo, 85, said it’s “a slap in the face to every veteran.”

“When we got back from the war, we didn’t ask for a whole lot,” Castillo said. “We just want to give our veterans the respect they deserve. No one has ever complained to us about it. I just don’t understand.”

Lloyd and Castillo are part of a 16-member detail that have performed military honors at more than 1,400 services. They were preparing to read the flag-folding remarks at the Riverside cemetery when graveyard staff stopped them.

Charlie Waters, parliamentarian for the American Legion of California, said he’s advising memorial honor details to ignore the edict.

“This is nuts,” Waters told the Press-Enterprise by telephone from Fresno. “There are 26 million veterans in this country and they’re not going to take us all to prison.”

Nacincik said that while the flag-folding narrative includes references to God that the government does not endorse, the main reason for the new rules is uniformity.

“We are looking at consistency,” Nacincik said. “We think that’s important.”

Rabbi Yitzhak Miller of Temple Beth El said he understands the ban.

“It is a perfect example of government choosing to ignore religion in order to avoid offending some religions,” Miller said. “To me, ignoring religion in general is just as problematic as endorsing any one religion.”

Shuler’s letter urged Veterans Affairs to change its mind.

“Please reconsider the policy and allow the Memorial Honor Detail volunteers to perform the traditional flag-folding recitation if requested by the family of the deceased,” he wrote.

FOXNews.com’s Sara Bonisteel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.